'''Jorge Francisco Isidoro Luis Borges Acevedo''' Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire|KBE
[[http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/borges Borges profile]. ''Random House Webster's Unabridged Dictionary''; accessed 1 April 2016.]
; 24 August 1899 – 14 June 1986) was an Argentine
short-story writer, essayist, poet and translator, and a key figure in Spanish literature|Spanish-language literature
. His best-known books, ''Ficciones
'' (''Fictions'') and ''The Aleph (short story collection)|El Aleph
'' (''The Aleph''), published in the 1940s, are compilations of short stories interconnected by common themes, including dreams, labyrinths, libraries, mirrors, fictional writers, philosophy, and religion.
Borges' works have contributed to philosophical literature
and the fantasy
genre. Critic Ángel Flores, the first to use the term magical realism
to define a genre that reacted against the...